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Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
environment. you can spread by around but let's face it, in the negotiations over the past year or so, the single biggest obstacle -- optical has been republican on willingness to move significantly on taxes. if they moved on taxes, i think democrats, a number of them including the president, will move on spending and we can have a primary agreement and the lame duck session. if not, i think we go into january. what happens if we do? think of 1995. we have a government shut down. newt gingrich/bill clinton -- once the government shut down, the pressure on both sides was so intense. the pressure if we go into january will be far greater because the economic consequences and the market consequences are more significant. i think it is inconceivable that if we go into january, there won't be a solution in january or early february at the latest. there has to be a settlement, somebody will have to blink, probably both sides. i talk a little bit to people in financial markets in the york. i would think the market would react to all of this. if there is a deal in a few weeks and any deal cle
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
compromise with the enemy. it is a terrible environment for the deal but needs to be done. it acknowledged the reality. let's do the deal in 2013, but not cause a recession. intact.pe we get 2013 that is our role. >> as long as the discussion about tax reform is an ongoing argument about the bush tax cut common i am so tired -- the bush tax cuts, i am so tired of the bush tax cuts. i think most people would agree. >> that is exactly the point. as long as you have extended the bush tax cuts -- and as donald said, only half of this is about the bush tax cuts, but in the public discussion, it is the bush tax cuts. as long as you extend them, can you get out of that debate? conversely, if you let them all go, does the change the framing of this so that we are not talking about the bush tax cuts, but just the tax code. >> i 100% agree that we should talk about the tax code. and as donald pointed out, we should know what the tax code is and is something that we should believe in. it is long overdue. it is dangerous economically to let it go at the end of the year. if we are so irresponsible tues
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
political environment. but at the same time, you spent years as the democratic party chair, in some ways, being the partisan chief of the party. what would you say to virginians that would convince them that when you go to washington, you'd be not partisan and not simply a loyal lieutenant in harry reid's army. >> i will tell you two things. i served with two presidents. i serve with president bush and president obama. we did not agree on everything. i worked closely on the bush administration on a number of issues that put virginia first. railroads are being built right now largely because of president bush and his secretary of transportation and our ability to work together. we worked with the bush administration in the aftermath of the shootings at virginia tech. i will always be a partner of the nine states, whoever the president is. i also have a track record of working across lines. first, here in richmond. second, as a republican -- as a governor with republican houses. we were the best-managed state in virginia. revested for business all years i was governor, forbes magazine. tho
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
defense and build highways and education. and building an environment where it is easy for business to employ people and kind of stay out of everybody's way. host: how is it doing? caller: i do not think it is doing very well when minimum wage is hitting $10 an hour in some states. that is an awful lot to employ people. some people like myself, a small businessman, it is hard for me to employ more people when i am having to pay so much for everything in the price of everything is going up. the price of fuel, electricity, food -- the price of everything is going up right now. so i do not think the government is really doing a good job. host: it in the "wall street journal" this morning, another comparison of the two candidates on the definition of patriotism. president barack obama says he wants a new economic patriotism. mitt romney caused the campaign a battle for the soul of america. host: next, louisiana, a democrat. good morning. caller: yes, i would like the government -- [no audio] host: we lost her. with apologies, let's move on to an independent in ohio. caller: good morning
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